Mesa, ARIZ. – The Chicago Cubs today announced their first round of roster cuts, reducing the roster from 59 to 50 players.
Eight non-roster invitees have been returned to minor league camp, including right-handed pitchers Esmailin Caridad and Jose Ceda
and left-handed pitcher Geoff Jones. Outfielders Tyler Colvin
and Andres Torres
, infielder Bobby Scales
and catchers Welington Castillo and Josh Donaldson
have also been returned to minor league camp.
In addition to those moves, right-handed pitcher Billy Petrick has been optioned to Triple-A Iowa.
Chicago's spring roster of 50 players consists of 26 pitchers (four non-roster invitees), four catchers (two non-roster invitees), 12 infielders (five non-roster invitees) and eight outfielders (one non-roster invitee).